Posts tagged "japan"

This Cat Island Is Maybe What Nightmares Are Made Of

Cats on cats on cats. …

By: Megan Reynolds / March 3, 2015

Japan Builds Robot Bears To Care For The Elderly

File this under “things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s.” The “Robear” designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out of bed and into wheelchairs, taking off the strenuous burden that normally rests on human caregivers. Japan is expecting a large elderly population in the…

By: Katrin Higher / March 1, 2015

Watch The Clouds Move Above Tokyo In This Awesome Timelapse Video

This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result…

By: Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Your Breasts By Rubbing Them With Raw Vegetables

When I was a girl, if you wanted to grow bigger breasts you either did those exercises Judy Blume wrote about in Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (“I must, I must, I must increase my bust!”) or you went on the birth control pill. Now, a “Japanese YouTube star” named Ryoko…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Nerd Girl Porn: 8 Sexy “Sausage Bread Boys” To Sink Your Teeth Into

From Bagelheads to period blood chocolate, Japan really knows how to start a trend. The latest Japanese trend you can really sink your teeth into is the rise of the unlikely sex symbol, the “sausage bread boy.”

Named after the popular Japanese snack, a hot dog baked in pastry dough, these men, who…

By: The Frisky / April 3, 2014

Cat Heaven Island Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents, and many of them care for the kitties who make their homes all over the island. It is said on the island that giving the…

By: Claire Hannum / November 25, 2013

There’s A Japanese Game Show Called “Orgasm Wars” About Competitive Blowjobs (NSFW)

Leave it to Japan to think up a game show combining blowjobs, porn stars and a timed clock. On  “Orgasm Wars,” a gay male porn stars tries to give a straight male porn star an orgasm “against his will” as he’s cheered on by a group of friends. Here,  Sawai, the gentleman on the receiving…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2013

Unbelievably Cool: Listen To This Song Made Entirely By Water

Hey there, sonic nerds: this mini-symphony is made entirely from the sounds of water in Kumamoto, Japan. The area is known for it’s high quality water, so Sony took it upon themselves to make their own water-powered version of Pachelbel’s Canon by going around with high-quality audio equipment and recording the beautiful and varies noises.

By: Claire Hannum / November 2, 2013

I Don’t Really Understand The Appeal Of Japan’s New Owl Cafes

Is it just me, or does the concept of an owl cafe not quite possess the same appeal as their predecessor, cat cafes? A bird of prey is not exactly my ideal coffee ‘n’ crumb cake companion … but as Japan would have it, “fukurou” cafes offering owl-themed food and drink are all the rage,…

By: Rachel Krause / October 30, 2013

5 Things To Know About Why The Japanese (Supposedly) Aren’t Having Sex

According to UK’s Guardian, Japan’s young people aren’t having a whole lot of sex. In fact, a study found that 45 percent of women 16  to 25 “were not interested or despised sexual contact.” Despised. The desire to get married is declining, and fewer babies were born in Japan in 2012 than ever before. The change…

By: Claire Hannum / October 21, 2013

Today In Creepy: Do You Like The Look Of Hello Kitty Contact Lenses?

It’s not so unusual to have a stockpile of Hello Kitty-themed waffle irons, toasters, tattoos, and toe socks, but apparently some fans want to take it a step further. These questionably creepy contacts are oversized for anime-like effect and offer the stunning design of Hello Kitty heads swirling around the pupil, with the option of…

By: Claire Hannum / September 20, 2013

Bras Are Dispensed Out Of Vending Machines Now

Many items come out of vending machines that are essential to my everyday life, like tampons and peanut M&Ms. If a new vending machine out of Japan takes hold, we’ll be able to get our brassieres on the quick, too. Lingerie brand Wacoal debuted their bra vending machine, which features a bust-sizing chart, at a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2013

Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you’re just dying to have bird poop smeared on your face in the hopes it will improve your skin, one New York spa offers the treatment for $180.

This poop isn’t just…

By: Mary Odell / August 5, 2013

Nipple Crayons, Nose Straighteners & More: 11 Amazing & Terrifying Beauty Products From Japan

Japanese beauty products are wild, man. They are at once super futuristic but also hopelessly outdated. Like if Betty Draper met “Tron” or something — you’d be wearing a crazy space suit but worried about “reducing” and “slimming your figure.” I’m totally fascinated by these things, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2013

Eyeball Licking Is The New Second Base In Japan

First base is kissing. Sloppy first is kissing with tongue. And after saliva has been sufficiently swapped, the standard is to get started with the boob touching. At least, that’s what I thought. Leave it up to the Japanese to come up with a new, more bizarre second base that is equal parts repulsive and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2013

Japanese Court Rules Against Keeping One’s “Maiden Name”

A Japanese court has upheld a law that married couples must both use the last name of one of the partners. However, nearly 96 percent of the time, it is the woman who takes her husband’s surname. A recent lawsuit filed by five people sought to allow newlyweds to keep their “maiden” names if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2013

Want A Life-Size Replica Of Yourself? Japan Can Make That Happen

Do you love yourself? How much? Enough to have a lifesized 3-D printed doll made of yourself? Because you can do that now. A place aptly named the Clone Factory, in Tokyo, Japan, says it can make a doll from any human. Are you having nightmares yet?

Being an egomaniac does not come…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2013

Selfish Person Attempts To Fund Vacay To Japan Via IndieGoGo

IndieGoGo is a fundraising platform that helps people generate money for “passion projects.” On the homepage of IndieGoGo’s site, there is a campaign to help a young girl with brittle bones. Another aims to fund an indie film project. And yet another is in support of an ocean clean up feasibility study. IndieGoGo explains itself…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 10, 2013

Man Tries To Kill Woman With Poison Shoes

Oh Tatsujiro Fukasawa, you do know a woman’s weakness, don’t you? Fukasawa, 40, attempted to kill a female colleague he’d been stalking by pouring hydrofluoric acid into her shoes. Hydrofluoric acid acid can be absorbed via the skin and cause everything from skin abrasions to internal organ failure. The woman realized something was wrong whe…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 30, 2013

Tokyo Disney Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

“My partner Hiroko and I just held a gay wedding at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Even Mickey and Minnie are here to celebrate with us!”
Koyuki Higashi shared the above photo and the happy news of her wedding ceremony at the Tokyo Disney Resort in a tweet that has amassed nearly 7,000 retweets and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 11, 2013
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